Posts tagged ‘life’

August 12, 2013

Quote of the Day: Edna Ferber

Life can’t defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer’s lover until death.

April 9, 2013

Quote of the Day: Annette Funicello

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.

September 18, 2012

Quote of the Day: Andy Warhol

People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually it’s the way things happen to you in life that’s unreal. 

August 31, 2012

Quote of the Day: Federico Fellini

Going to the cinema is like returning to the womb; you sit there, still and meditative in the darkness, waiting for life to appear on the screen. 

August 14, 2012

Quote of the Day: Alfred Hitchcock

Drama is life with the dull parts cut out of it. 

August 1, 2012

Quote of the Day: Jean-Luc Godard

The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films. Literature and painting both exist as art from the very start; the cinema doesn’t. 

March 6, 2012

Aldous Huxley

That was the chief difference between literature and life.  In books, the proportion of exceptional to commonplace people is high; in reality, very low.

February 15, 2012

Quote of the Day: Virginia Woolf

Fiction, imaginative work that is, is not dropped like a pebble upon the ground, as science may be; fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.

December 6, 2011

Quote of the Day: Gustave Flaubert

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

December 2, 2011

Quote of the Day: Ivy Compton-Burnett

As regards plot I find real life no help at all.  Real life seems to have no plots.  And as I think a plot desirable and almost necessary, I have this extra grudge against life.